Evan Mullin, Colby College
Colby College men's swimmer Evan Mullin brought the NESCAC swimming community together in honor of his brother and the fight against cancer.
Mullin, a three-year team MVP for the Colby men's swimming team, suffered a family tragedy when his older brother, Ted, died of cancer before Evan's junior year. The Mullin family started a fund-raising effort for pediatric cancer research in the fall of Evan's junior year and Colby was one of 14 teams to participate in the event. With Evan's help and leadership, all the NESCAC schools agreed to be part of the Hour of Power in the fall of 2007 and that helped spur participation to 47 schools for the event.
Mullin earned Colby's Norman White Award for the student-athlete who demonstrates inspirational leadership and sportsmanship. He was on the College Swimming Coaches Association Academic All-American team this year and earned NESCAC All-Academic honors this past season.
Mullin earned team MVP honors his final three years at Colby and was the squad's top scorer in his final two seasons and during his first year with the Mules. He holds school records in the 200 freestyle, 400 medley relay, and 200 freestyle relay. Mullin, a captain this past season, also held the 500 freestyle school record until a teammate broke the mark this year.
A double major in history and classics, Mullin will be part of Teach for America and plans to work at a high school in Baltimore.